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Deadly Ogun robbers busted

Gallant men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested the five-man robbery gang terrorising Iperu, Shagamu, and Ode Remo area of the state.

The Command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, named the suspects as  Moruf Abidogun, Usman Adeyemi, Fisayo Aliu, Afees Adesina, and Dauda Lekan.

Oyeyemi, said the suspects were arrested following a distress call received by the DPO Iperu Divisional headquarters that the hoodlums were operating along Ogere road, where they were dispossessing innocent members of the public of their belongings.

The DPO Iperu Division, SP Waheed Oni, he said, quickly mobilised his men in conjunction with the area command’s anti-robbery team, Shagamu anti-robbery team, Ogere patrol team, moved to the scene.

“On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums who have already snatched a Toyota Corolla car with registration number GGE 733 FL took to their heels but they were hotly chased by the policemen and five of them were apprehended.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the gang has their base in Lagos, but used to come to Iperu for operation because one of them is residing in the town.

“Recovered from them are; one locally made pistol and a Toyota Corolla car with registration number GGE 733FL,” he said.

Commissioner for Police, CP Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.

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